Map of the Environs of Boston, by John Almon, drawn at Boston in June 1775, published in London Aug 28 1775. #bostonhistory

The Siege of Boston

Map of the Environs of Boston, by John Almon, drawn at Boston in June 1775, published in London Aug 28 1775. #bostonhistory

Liberty Tree, illustration published in A. W. Mann's "Walks & Talks About Historic Boston," circa 1917. #americanrevolution #bostonhistory

The Siege of Boston

Liberty Tree, illustration published in A. W. Mann's "Walks & Talks About Historic Boston," circa 1917. #americanrevolution #bostonhistory

The Siege of Boston Had a Safety Net  - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/siege-boston-safety-net/

The Siege of Boston Had a Safety Net - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/siege-boston-safety-net/

“The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker hill” oil painting by John Trumball circa 1786. #americanrevolution

The Siege of Boston

“The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker hill” oil painting by John Trumball circa 1786. #americanrevolution

The Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 – March 17, 1776) was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War, in which New England militiamen—who later became part of the Continental Army—surrounded the town of Boston, Massachusetts, to prevent movement by the British Army garrisoned within. After eleven months of siege, the American colonists, led by George Washington, forced the British to withdraw by sea.

The Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 – March 17, 1776) was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War, in which New England militiamen—who later became part of the Continental Army—surrounded the town of Boston, Massachusetts, to prevent movement by the British Army garrisoned within. After eleven months of siege, the American colonists, led by George Washington, forced the British to withdraw by sea.

Richard Williams, [Boston Neck, with the British lines and John Hancock’s house], 1775. (Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection)

Richard Williams, [Boston Neck, with the British lines and John Hancock’s house], 1775. (Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection)

The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the revolutionary war. The Continental Army made Burgoynes army to retreat twice. Soon the Americans were closer to winning their independence.

The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the revolutionary war. The Continental Army made Burgoynes army to retreat twice. Soon the Americans were closer to winning their independence.

Map of Boston, by John Almon, drawn at Boston in June 1775, published in London Aug 28 1775

The Siege of Boston

Map of Boston, by John Almon, drawn at Boston in June 1775, published in London Aug 28 1775

The siege of Boston was followed by the Battles of Lexington and Concord when colonial militia forced British troops back into Boston, Massachusetts and surrounded the city.

The siege of Boston was followed by the Battles of Lexington and Concord when colonial militia forced British troops back into Boston, Massachusetts and surrounded the city.

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